Deeper Learning in a Distance Learning World: Spring Workshop 4

Building Self-Awareness and Resilience through Writing and Art
Mary Hall Surface, Local Playwright/Director

How might close looking at a work of art and reflective writing help our students build their social-emotional capacities? This workshop invites educators of all subjects and grade levels to “see, feel and connect” inspired by a contemporary work of art. Participants will discover how to navigate through a new experience, meet and manage new emotions, and respond intentionally to uncertainty. Join playwright/teaching artist Mary Hall Surface to experience how slow looking, creative writing, and group reflection can deepen understanding of self and community and strengthen resilience during times of challenge and change.

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Mary Hall Surface is an award-winning playwright, theatre director and teaching artist specializing in theatre for family audiences and multidisciplinary collaborations. She uses theatre, on stage and in the classroom, to expand perspective, uncover complexity, and deepen understanding.She is a National Kennedy Center teaching artist, a 2014-19 faculty member of Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom, and the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon. Her writing-visual art connection workshops have been featured at the Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Phoenix Art Museum. Her plays have been produced at major theatres, museums, and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including 19 productions at the Kennedy Center. She has 14 published plays, three award-winning cast albums of her musicals, and two books of scenes and monologues for middle school students. She was the founding artistic director of DC’s Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from 2009-15, an all-arts festival that connects across boundaries of age, perspective and community. You can see her work at her website: Mary Hall also serves on the faculty of WISSIT each year.

Starts On:
May 27, 2021
4:00 PM
Ends On:
May 27, 2021
5:15 PM